Crumpet Shop

★★★★☆
  • 1503 1st Ave

    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 206-682-1598

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Fri-Sun 7am-4pm, Mon 7am-3pm, Wed-Thu 7am-3pm

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I'm from the South and was in dire need for a kolache. Sadly, not many people in Seattle knew what a kolache even is.

I work pretty close to the pike market, and just stopped by this place to check it out. I bought a few crumpets to share with my co-workers and an earl grey soy tea.

I ordered a honey crumpet, raspberry & cream cheese, & a egg, cheese & tomato crumpet. My favorite of the three would be the raspberry & cream cheese. the egg & cheese was good, but not the best breakfast ever. The honey was pretty good too & inexpensive.

I LOVE the tea here. You get free refills! An added bonus. One of the best i've had.

I know kolache's & crumpets are in different categories, but I have to say the crumpets are quickly distracting me away from them. :)

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★★★★★

I'm from the South and was in dire need for a kolache. Sadly, not many people in Seattle knew what a kolache even is.

I work pretty close to the pike market, and just stopped by this place to check it out. I bought a few crumpets to share with my co-workers and an earl grey soy tea.

I ordered a honey crumpet, raspberry & cream cheese, & a egg, cheese & tomato crumpet. My favorite of the three would be the raspberry & cream cheese. the egg & cheese was good, but not the best breakfast ever. The honey was pretty good too & inexpensive.

I LOVE the tea here. You get free refills! An added bonus. One of the best i've had.

I know kolache's & crumpets are in different categories, but I have to say the crumpets are quickly distracting me away from them. :)

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You don't have to know what a crumpet actually is to enjoy this sliver of a shop on 1st Ave in the heart of the busy Pike Place Market snack scene (for the record, it's an pastry a bit like an English muffin but less crumbly). After more than 20 years, they've perfected the simple but wholesome meal: a toasted crumpet topped with honey and ricotta, or a more hearty offering with egg and ham. They also sell more substantial sandwiches at lunch, but breakfast is the best time to take advantage of their unlimited refills on freshly brewed tea or a latte for under $2. Grab a book and a mug of Earl Grey, and spend half an hour watching the tattooed crumpet-makers churning out fresh pastries through the big display windows. Way better than a Krispy Kreme machine.

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★★★★☆

You don't have to know what a crumpet actually is to enjoy this sliver of a shop on 1st Ave in the heart of the busy Pike Place Market snack scene (for the record, it's an pastry a bit like an English muffin but less crumbly). After more than 20 years, they've perfected the simple but wholesome meal: a toasted crumpet topped with honey and ricotta, or a more hearty offering with egg and ham. They also sell more substantial sandwiches at lunch, but breakfast is the best time to take advantage of their unlimited refills on freshly brewed tea or a latte for under $2. Grab a book and a mug of Earl Grey, and spend half an hour watching the tattooed crumpet-makers churning out fresh pastries through the big display windows. Way better than a Krispy Kreme machine.

Pros: Cheap, flavorful bites for breakfast and lunch

Cons: Like all PPM establishments, busy as heck in prime times

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delicious. This is perfect for cold weather. I had a crumpet with honey and a nice warm bowl of their soup of the day: red lentil. I did try both their Earl Grey tea and their own blend. Loved them both. I would highly recommend this.

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★★★★★

delicious. This is perfect for cold weather. I had a crumpet with honey and a nice warm bowl of their soup of the day: red lentil. I did try both their Earl Grey tea and their own blend. Loved them both. I would highly recommend this.

Pros: fast service, cute guys, homely atmosphere, lots of options

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Some people mistake English muffins for crumpets. Blasphemy! One stop into this wonderful tiny shop will set that record straight once and for all. The only problem is you can get hooked on their buttery delights, and then you can't find crumpets in very many places. But it's well worth the risk of becoming addicted.

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★★★★☆

Some people mistake English muffins for crumpets. Blasphemy! One stop into this wonderful tiny shop will set that record straight once and for all. The only problem is you can get hooked on their buttery delights, and then you can't find crumpets in very many places. But it's well worth the risk of becoming addicted.

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I never knew what a crumpet was but was curious. Now I know how tasty they are. However, I have no idea if they would stand up to ??English?? standards ?? but do recommend you try them.

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★★★★☆

I never knew what a crumpet was but was curious. Now I know how tasty they are. However, I have no idea if they would stand up to ??English?? standards ?? but do recommend you try them.

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Since a kid, I've always liked going to the Crumpet Shop for a warm, fresh crumpet. They have many toppings ranging from all kinds of jam to meats and more. You can also find a variety of teas that are quite tasty as well.

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★★★★☆

Since a kid, I've always liked going to the Crumpet Shop for a warm, fresh crumpet. They have many toppings ranging from all kinds of jam to meats and more. You can also find a variety of teas that are quite tasty as well.

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I'm sorry the diner listed below had such a bad experience. Looking at the date mentioned, I realized Seattle was in the midst of a "heat wave" which wouldn't seem hot to someone from outside the area. When the temps there are in the low 90's, unairconditioned spaces can seem unbearable. The Crumpet Shop has, and usually needs little or no air conditioning. It is tiny and the bakers work in a glassed area that holds the heat from the ovens so on a normal day it would be quite warm for them.
Sorry you had such a bad experience. The crumpets are really wonderful and I'm sure if you went back on a more normal day, you would find the atmosphere exactly as others have described. I have always looked forward to lunch there instead of inside the noisy market when I visit.

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★★★★★

I'm sorry the diner listed below had such a bad experience. Looking at the date mentioned, I realized Seattle was in the midst of a "heat wave" which wouldn't seem hot to someone from outside the area. When the temps there are in the low 90's, unairconditioned spaces can seem unbearable. The Crumpet Shop has, and usually needs little or no air conditioning. It is tiny and the bakers work in a glassed area that holds the heat from the ovens so on a normal day it would be quite warm for them.
Sorry you had such a bad experience. The crumpets are really wonderful and I'm sure if you went back on a more normal day, you would find the atmosphere exactly as others have described. I have always looked forward to lunch there instead of inside the noisy market when I visit.

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I love this cozy nook of a shop. Their crumpets are mouth-watering good. I love a crumpet with green eggs (pesto eggs) and ham with tomato and cucumber. I also love their maple spread with ricotta and walnuts (yummy....mouth watering right now). Their tea is the best-- all loose leaf and full-flavored. They have some very high-end teas, as well, including very expensive green teas and jasmine teas from China. Owners are very personable. This is mostly run by their son, now. It's always nice to hang around for a while.

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★★★★☆

I love this cozy nook of a shop. Their crumpets are mouth-watering good. I love a crumpet with green eggs (pesto eggs) and ham with tomato and cucumber. I also love their maple spread with ricotta and walnuts (yummy....mouth watering right now). Their tea is the best-- all loose leaf and full-flavored. They have some very high-end teas, as well, including very expensive green teas and jasmine teas from China. Owners are very personable. This is mostly run by their son, now. It's always nice to hang around for a while.

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My last experience with the Crumpet Shop was an incredible disappointment. On Saturday, 7/12/08, my husband, son and myself drove into the market, with the express purpose of having their delicious crumpets with hazelnut topping. It was shortly after 2:00, and they are reportedly open until 4:00. In a bizarre twist, we were refused anything warm from behind the counter...because the folks assembling food said it was "too hot" to cook. Really? In Seattle? Just for comparison, all of the other food stalls and service areas were open. The market was really humming.

Extra concerning was the absence of the owner (an English woman who provides a lot of character and is terrific in her service and treatment of customers). Is the staff quite so heat sensitive when the owner is present? And did she know why sales dropped off suddenly on what should have been one of her best business days?

Alongside the absence of available food, the shop was out of the lime beverage they usually stock in the cooler, and ran out of Earl Gray Tea, as well. What is going on here???

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★☆☆☆☆

My last experience with the Crumpet Shop was an incredible disappointment. On Saturday, 7/12/08, my husband, son and myself drove into the market, with the express purpose of having their delicious crumpets with hazelnut topping. It was shortly after 2:00, and they are reportedly open until 4:00. In a bizarre twist, we were refused anything warm from behind the counter...because the folks assembling food said it was "too hot" to cook. Really? In Seattle? Just for comparison, all of the other food stalls and service areas were open. The market was really humming.

Extra concerning was the absence of the owner (an English woman who provides a lot of character and is terrific in her service and treatment of customers). Is the staff quite so heat sensitive when the owner is present? And did she know why sales dropped off suddenly on what should have been one of her best business days?

Alongside the absence of available food, the shop was out of the lime beverage they usually stock in the cooler, and ran out of Earl Gray Tea, as well. What is going on here???

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I have not ever been to the Crumpet Shop personally but I have friends that go there frequently. Once I tasted the crumpets I couldn't believe how wonderful they were. They are the best I have ever tasted. Now every time they are there they have to bring me some home. You must try it!

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★★★★★

I have not ever been to the Crumpet Shop personally but I have friends that go there frequently. Once I tasted the crumpets I couldn't believe how wonderful they were. They are the best I have ever tasted. Now every time they are there they have to bring me some home. You must try it!

Pros: Best crumpets in the world!

Cons: Not sure. Never been there.

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I popped in to the crumpet shop just to see what it was like. I found the people friendly, converstaional and overall very helpful. They took my order, chatted with me and my boyfriend as we waited for our jam-topped crumpets and gave us a few helpful hints while we were out and about in Seattle. The crumpets were tasty and warm...
I would guess that the reason the people in Portland received some questionable glances as they walked in the store after closing was that it was after closing. If the shop still has the sign out, they haven't had a chance to reverse it. Closed means closed. There are any number of reasons they cannot serve you one of them may be that they had already shut down their register.
I'd highly recommend this place to ANYONE looking for a tasty treat and not in the way of all the tourists.

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★★★★★

I popped in to the crumpet shop just to see what it was like. I found the people friendly, converstaional and overall very helpful. They took my order, chatted with me and my boyfriend as we waited for our jam-topped crumpets and gave us a few helpful hints while we were out and about in Seattle. The crumpets were tasty and warm...
I would guess that the reason the people in Portland received some questionable glances as they walked in the store after closing was that it was after closing. If the shop still has the sign out, they haven't had a chance to reverse it. Closed means closed. There are any number of reasons they cannot serve you one of them may be that they had already shut down their register.
I'd highly recommend this place to ANYONE looking for a tasty treat and not in the way of all the tourists.

Pros: the crumpets are delicious

Cons: not much seating

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It was shortly after closing time. We had walked almost two miles to get to the Crumpet shop before returning to Portland. One bag for now, and a couple for the freezer. The sign read "open" and we walked through the door. "We're closed," came the greeting. I gazed at the shelf of crumpets in front of me. My husband had cash in hand and I was sure they would still let us buy, but no. Even though we pressed for a simple sale we were told "no." We couldn't believe the lack of service. Afterall, crumpets don't keep well and there were plenty left on the shelf. They would be day old tomorrow. We muttered all the way down the hill and declared we would never be back. Misery loves company and so at home we went on line and were amazed to find stories of the Crumpet Shop worse than our own experience. We also had a good laugh as we read the other stories and, at the end of the day, we can live quite well without their crumpets.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was shortly after closing time. We had walked almost two miles to get to the Crumpet shop before returning to Portland. One bag for now, and a couple for the freezer. The sign read "open" and we walked through the door. "We're closed," came the greeting. I gazed at the shelf of crumpets in front of me. My husband had cash in hand and I was sure they would still let us buy, but no. Even though we pressed for a simple sale we were told "no." We couldn't believe the lack of service. Afterall, crumpets don't keep well and there were plenty left on the shelf. They would be day old tomorrow. We muttered all the way down the hill and declared we would never be back. Misery loves company and so at home we went on line and were amazed to find stories of the Crumpet Shop worse than our own experience. We also had a good laugh as we read the other stories and, at the end of the day, we can live quite well without their crumpets.

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I used to go into the Crumpet Shop three times daily for tea and once for lunch. At first they were friendly and convenient, but somewhere along the line they hired all these sassy "students", and trying to get a cup of tea and a piece of toast has become like entering the ninth circle of hell. Two weeks ago, while one employee very slowly completed latte orders and another, the "crumpet toaster", just stood there, I waited over six minutes for someone to ring me up for tea (all they do is hand you a cup, and you fill it yourself from a big thermos). Had I not just given up and left, who knows how long I would have had to wait! The next week, I paid the girl at the till for tea, and, rather than give me the cup (which was on her side of the counter) she gave me an impassive stare and said, "Get it yourself." And don't assume that I'd been some sort of shady customer. I always tipped at least three dollars every day, and this was after spending only six!

Yesterday, a coworker of mine, who's had an equally turbulent relationship with the Crumpet Shop, announced that the camel's back had finally broken, and she was "breaking up" with them forever. Apparently she'd also been noticing the gradual decline in service and, after being charged the "toast and soup" price for soup not accompanied by toast because they "didn't have any bread", finally just ended it.

These people are weirdos. They have no concept of customer service, no manners, and for some reason they don't even bother to make any of the non-crumpet items on their menu anymore (although they're all still on the menu). You would be well advised to steer clear of this place altogether until the management catches on to what's happening and hires some people who understand what retail is.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to go into the Crumpet Shop three times daily for tea and once for lunch. At first they were friendly and convenient, but somewhere along the line they hired all these sassy "students", and trying to get a cup of tea and a piece of toast has become like entering the ninth circle of hell. Two weeks ago, while one employee very slowly completed latte orders and another, the "crumpet toaster", just stood there, I waited over six minutes for someone to ring me up for tea (all they do is hand you a cup, and you fill it yourself from a big thermos). Had I not just given up and left, who knows how long I would have had to wait! The next week, I paid the girl at the till for tea, and, rather than give me the cup (which was on her side of the counter) she gave me an impassive stare and said, "Get it yourself." And don't assume that I'd been some sort of shady customer. I always tipped at least three dollars every day, and this was after spending only six!

Yesterday, a coworker of mine, who's had an equally turbulent relationship with the Crumpet Shop, announced that the camel's back had finally broken, and she was "breaking up" with them forever. Apparently she'd also been noticing the gradual decline in service and, after being charged the "toast and soup" price for soup not accompanied by toast because they "didn't have any bread", finally just ended it.

These people are weirdos. They have no concept of customer service, no manners, and for some reason they don't even bother to make any of the non-crumpet items on their menu anymore (although they're all still on the menu). You would be well advised to steer clear of this place altogether until the management catches on to what's happening and hires some people who understand what retail is.

Pros: Relatively inexpensive, quality ingredients and tea

Cons: Employees are rude, service is terrible and inconsistent, menu items often unavailable, portions inconsistent

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I have now decided never to return to The Crumpet Shop. I have been a customer of theirs for many years and have always enjoyed their fine product and service until the last three times I have been there.

I always buy several bags of crumpets to bring home to Vancouver BC. The last couple of times I have been to The Crumpet Shop they complained I am buying too many bags (3 bags). They tried to deter me by telling me their product doesn't have a long shelf life.

On my recent trip August 16, 2007 I patiently waited in a very long line up and only to discover they wouldn't even sell me one bag. This was at noon and they had plenty of crumpets in their glass case. I was extremely disappointed and decided to never return. It is very obvious they really aren't interested in their business.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have now decided never to return to The Crumpet Shop. I have been a customer of theirs for many years and have always enjoyed their fine product and service until the last three times I have been there.

I always buy several bags of crumpets to bring home to Vancouver BC. The last couple of times I have been to The Crumpet Shop they complained I am buying too many bags (3 bags). They tried to deter me by telling me their product doesn't have a long shelf life.

On my recent trip August 16, 2007 I patiently waited in a very long line up and only to discover they wouldn't even sell me one bag. This was at noon and they had plenty of crumpets in their glass case. I was extremely disappointed and decided to never return. It is very obvious they really aren't interested in their business.

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I've been to the crumpet shop several times and each time I am reminded why I like it so much. The service is great, a little slow during it's busier time, however very friendly. The crumpet can be prepared in a variety of ways, so there are endless combination. I like the smoked salmon with egg, and tomatoe. I LOVE their never ending cup of tea, and recommend their "house blend", you will not be disappointed!!

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★★★★★

I've been to the crumpet shop several times and each time I am reminded why I like it so much. The service is great, a little slow during it's busier time, however very friendly. The crumpet can be prepared in a variety of ways, so there are endless combination. I like the smoked salmon with egg, and tomatoe. I LOVE their never ending cup of tea, and recommend their "house blend", you will not be disappointed!!

Pros: Great Tea, Service

Cons: A bit slow when busy

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you must make a stop at the crumpet shop when by the pike place market. whether sweet or savory, the crumpets are DIVINE. not to mention their house-made chai. the staff is so lovely! this place is an absolute treasure and i will forever return when in the city.

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★★★★★

you must make a stop at the crumpet shop when by the pike place market. whether sweet or savory, the crumpets are DIVINE. not to mention their house-made chai. the staff is so lovely! this place is an absolute treasure and i will forever return when in the city.

Pros: food, staff

Cons: they don't ship their crumpets!

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I just wish we could order them online to be shipped to us in So California! We lived in Seattle over 20 years ago, working in downtown Seattle. I went there at least 3x a week getting packs of crumpets. Still, if we know someone is going to Seattle, we beg them to pick us up multiple packs of crumpets and bring them back for us!

2
★★★★★

I just wish we could order them online to be shipped to us in So California! We lived in Seattle over 20 years ago, working in downtown Seattle. I went there at least 3x a week getting packs of crumpets. Still, if we know someone is going to Seattle, we beg them to pick us up multiple packs of crumpets and bring them back for us!

Pros: We visited after almost 15 years and she remembered us!!! Great market area

Cons: no online ordering or shipment!!!! we love those crumpets

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It was my first time to Seattle and I walked the 7 blocks every morning for a crumpet. The Vermont was my favorite, followed by the English Cheese, Ham & Tomato. The staff - PERFECT. The staff is very kind and friendly. The teas were premimum and the lattes were hot. You can even watch them make the crumpets behind the glass. The place is cozy, but the sitting areas are a little tight, but just great. Please don't miss this gem! Tell them the tea lady from Texas sent you in for a crumpet.

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★★★★★

It was my first time to Seattle and I walked the 7 blocks every morning for a crumpet. The Vermont was my favorite, followed by the English Cheese, Ham & Tomato. The staff - PERFECT. The staff is very kind and friendly. The teas were premimum and the lattes were hot. You can even watch them make the crumpets behind the glass. The place is cozy, but the sitting areas are a little tight, but just great. Please don't miss this gem! Tell them the tea lady from Texas sent you in for a crumpet.

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This place epitomizes the market culture. Ecclectic teas, authentic crumpets with TONS of yummy spreads, and an airy but cozy vibe.

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★★★★★

This place epitomizes the market culture. Ecclectic teas, authentic crumpets with TONS of yummy spreads, and an airy but cozy vibe.

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This place lives and breathes the true spirit of Seattle- nestled right in the market, you can peer at the tourists (or if you are one, the locals) buying flowers, giggling at the Deja Vu sign or just meandering by.

The crumpets, tea, coffee and such are all amazing, but nothing compared to the love that goes into each. I've been going to the Crumpet Shop for over 15 years, and the owners are always present and gracious, the staff well trained and friendly, the food outstanding and the patrons friendly.

Nothing is better than a crumpet with egg with english cheese, cream cheese and ham with a mocha or hot chocolate on a seattle morning at the market. Oh, except when you follow it with a ricotta/nuttella or perhaps a purely divine black rasberry jam on a buttered crumpet.

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★★★★★

This place lives and breathes the true spirit of Seattle- nestled right in the market, you can peer at the tourists (or if you are one, the locals) buying flowers, giggling at the Deja Vu sign or just meandering by.

The crumpets, tea, coffee and such are all amazing, but nothing compared to the love that goes into each. I've been going to the Crumpet Shop for over 15 years, and the owners are always present and gracious, the staff well trained and friendly, the food outstanding and the patrons friendly.

Nothing is better than a crumpet with egg with english cheese, cream cheese and ham with a mocha or hot chocolate on a seattle morning at the market. Oh, except when you follow it with a ricotta/nuttella or perhaps a purely divine black rasberry jam on a buttered crumpet.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great Food, Authentic Seattle

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The Crumpet Shop is by far my favorite spot for lunch in the market. Besides crumpets and coffee, they have amazing fresh baked bread and great soup. Plus the people working there are so nice!

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★★★★★

The Crumpet Shop is by far my favorite spot for lunch in the market. Besides crumpets and coffee, they have amazing fresh baked bread and great soup. Plus the people working there are so nice!

Pros: Great bread, Friendly Staff

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Don't get me wrong, English muffins toasted and buttered are one of my favorite things. But I can make them twice quickly at home, and tastier too. On the bright side there was something rustic about that cramped, dingy little space with its awkward seating arrangements. But I won't go back there. Whenever I'm in the Market there's so many better places to go (e.g. Michou, Le Panier, Sisters, Turkish Delight, a few other places whose names I've forgotten) that one is better off just taking one's chances.

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★★★☆☆

Don't get me wrong, English muffins toasted and buttered are one of my favorite things. But I can make them twice quickly at home, and tastier too. On the bright side there was something rustic about that cramped, dingy little space with its awkward seating arrangements. But I won't go back there. Whenever I'm in the Market there's so many better places to go (e.g. Michou, Le Panier, Sisters, Turkish Delight, a few other places whose names I've forgotten) that one is better off just taking one's chances.

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